Hope in Hamilton is fantastic Community Art Project initiated by Scottish charity Rail 74 Partnership as part of the Community Rail Partnership bringing together groups from across the community to improve and promote their local railway line. The main aim of the project is to create a new artwork to be installed at Hamilton Central Train Station. This artwork will be directly influenced by focus groups in and around Hamilton and help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.
I’m delighted to have been selected to develop this new Community inspired artwork for Hamilton Central Train Station and working closely with Suzie McCheyne ( Rail 74 CRP ) will be setting up creative workshops over the coming month that will directly influence the design and context of the new artwork. We’ll be working over the next few months and can’t wait to see what ideas emerge from this interesting collaboration.
The project aims to help the participants by giving them a creative outlet and opportunity to interact with those who have shared experiences. It follows Rail 74 CRP’s ‘Conversation Café’ sessions before the COVID-19 pandemic to get passengers onboard trains and stations between Rutherglen and Hamilton Central to talk.
The project has been kindly supported by Avanti West Coast